Danielle Ofri (Medicine in Translation) writes interesting, thought-provoking pieces about medicine and life, and we are very pleased that she finds plenty of cool places to publish them: The New York Times Well Blog, for one, where she posits that our nation's health care system for humans has a lot to learn from veterinarians. On CNN.com, she addresses the tricky business of rating medical care providers, and asks, "What is the Social Mission for Medical Schools?" In the Lancet, she reviewed "12th and Delaware," a new film about abortion providers and those who battle them. And a piece she wrote about medical errors for the Health Affairs website was one of their top three posts for the month.
In our hometown, Stephen Puleo's event Monday night at the Boston Public Library, featuring his book Dark Tide, was a huge success. The BPL needed an overflow room once Rabb Hall filled up, and the crowd loved Puleo's stories about the Great Molasses Flood. It was the Boston Globe's first foray into a citywide reading program, and we hope they'll do it again. (Especially since the first-runner-up in the voting was another Beacon book, All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald.)